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FastLane

How to get a FastLane Account:

The National Science Foundation requires that all proposals and project reports be submitted electronically via FastLane. If you are not already a FastLane user you will need a password. Only staff in Research and Sponsored Programs can assign passwords.

To request a password, call or e-mail to Lori Messer (messerlj@nullwfu.edu), or Stephen Williams (williasl@nullwfu.edu), in Research and Sponsored Programs. You will need to provide the following information:

NSF ID (if applicable or known)
First Name
Middle Initial
Last Name
Suffix (Jr, Sr, etc.)
E-mail address
Campus phone number
Campus fax number
Department
Degree type (e.g. Ph.D.)
Degree year

Research and Sponsored Programs will assign a temporary password. When you log into FastLane you will be asked to select a permanent password. Passwords must be 6-20 characters in length and include at least one alphabetic and one numeric character. Additionally, passwords are not case sensitive.

Research and Sponsored Programs can provide assistance in the use of FastLane. Additional assistance can be found in the following document:https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/a1/newstan.htm

Please enter 27106-6000 in the zip code field for performance sites.

NSF Policy on Cost Sharing in Proposals

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Effort

New biosketch requirements, effective January 2013

Guidance on abstracts and titles, June 2014

Research.gov (website for submitting Progress Reports)

Selected program announcements:

Wake Forest University Reynolda Campus is not eligible to submit RUI proposals. However, individual PIs may submit requests for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) supplements.